Featherdale Wildlife Park, Oct 2009 (Part One)

Swamp wallabies (Wallabia bicolor)

Featherdale Wildlife Park is located in a residential area in Western Sydney and not very large, but it is well-stocked with happy and healthy-looking animals.

These swamp wallabies (Wallabia bicolor) are housed in a walk-in enclosure and allowed to mingle with visitors. Bales of hay and other food are placed in retreat areas where the animals go when they get tired of hanging out with humans.

When I made a second visit to the enclosure later in the day, a wallaby that had wandered out to explore the rest of the park stood by the gate and waited patiently for me to let it back in.

A female Red Kangaroo (Macropus rufus)

Red Kangaroos (Macropus rufus) are reddish-brown unless they are female.

Wallaby with joey feet

Red-necked Pademelon (Thylogale thetis)

Red-necked Pademelon (Thylogale thetis)

Red-necked Pademelon (Thylogale thetis)



Common Wombat (Vombatus ursinus)

Common Wombat (Vombatus ursinus)

Edible cups and food are supplied for the benefit of anyone who wants to feed the animals.

Common Wombat (Vombatus ursinus)


[proceed to part two]
[proceed to part three]

Date: 23 October 2009
Camera: Pentax K100D Super
Lens 1: Pentax DA 50-200mm f/4-5.6 ED
Ambient light only.
Hand-held only.
Cropping and resizing in Irfanview.


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